was developed without an option for mouse control -- everything was keyboard-only. When editors of gaming mags were shown an early build, they complained about the cumbersome handling and sluggish controls. So the developer, Piranha Bytes, put in mouse control -- in the last month before going gold!
In the beginning of chapter 2, the band In Extremo (a German band that mixes medieval music with elements of rock) gives a virtual performance in the old camp. Due to licensing issues, the performance is cut in some non-German versions and re-releases.
In the swamp camp the player can meet an insane NPC named "Baal Netbek". He is named and modelled after Joachim Nettelbeck
who was a reviewer for the German magazine PC Player at the time. He even lent his voice to the character.
The German and the US-American versions of Gothic
are both censored but they are censored in different ways: In the German version there's less blood and in the US-American version there's no nudity.
Information also contributed by
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 02/2002 - Best RPG in 2001
- Issue 02/2002 - Best Game World in 2001